Dangers Of Worn Shock Absorbers
Worn Shock Absorbers, Aren't Worth The Risk.
Shock absorbers are quite possibly the most misunderstood part of any vehicle's essential systems - most people don't even realise they're designed to keep your tyres in contact with the road!
What Are Shock Absorbers?
Your steering, stability, handling, ride comfort and brakes all depend on your shock absorbers to function. Shocks and struts are fundamental mechanisms of the suspension system. Replacing worn or inadequate shocks and struts and thoroughly inspecting the entire suspension system will help to maintain good vehicle safety and control.
What Are The Symptoms of Worn Shocks?
If you're worried about your shocks you should come and see the team at Marks Mechanics in Townsville for a road test by our qualified technicians. There are some very distinctive signs of excessive shock absorber wear and tear you might notice:
Worn shock absorbers can add as much as 20% to your stopping distance. That's the sort of fault that can be fatal and requires immediate attention.
Nose-diving & Swerving
If the bonnet of your car dips when you brake or slow down, or your vehicle swerves under brakes, you may have a shock absorber problem.
Uncomfortable steering wheel vibration could be shock absorbers.
If your car veers in side winds, particularly when the wind isn't so strong, you could have shock absorber problems.
Shake, Rattle & Roll
Notice that your car 'rock and rolls' over bumps, railway tracks or uneven surfaces? Not hugging the bends? Time to visit Marks Mechanics for a check up!
Uneven Tyre Wear
If your tyres are wearing unevenly, particularly if there are bald patches, odds are it's your shock absorbers.
Monroe Safety Specialist
Marks Mechanics are proud members of the Monroe Safety Specialist Program and embrace the philosophy of 'technology driven safety'. You can rest assured that Marks Mechanics is trained to ensure the product that best suits your vehicle, driving style and needs is always correctly specified and fitted.